Flipping the Script for a Legacy Folkie to Find theModern Gems on
Slow Night – 3 New Larry Long Tunes and 3 Re-Imagined Classics!
Larry Long’s new release, Slow Night, transports the venerable singer-songwriter with folkie roots into the contemporary realm inhabited by musician-producer CoryWongand Antwaun Stanley(lead vocalist for Vulfpeck), plus members of Prince’s brass section, The Hornheadsand Cory Wong’s Green Screen Band.
Slow Night mixes 3 of Larry’s older songs that were hand-picked by Wong and deliciously re-imagined: the trademark “Blue Highway,”an unforgettable ear worm, “Chicky-Chicky Boom,”and the ever-tender,“I Love You.”
“These 3 old tracks are some of my favorite Larry Long songs from his recording legacy. We gave them a modern edge,” Wong says. “We flipped Larry’s folk-roots script, especially on ‘Blue Highway,’ which now has a more Delta blues edge, and we messed a bit with vocals on that wonderful spoken word poem at the end of the tune, written by the late Bill Holm, a well- known Minnesota poet and writer. To me it now sounds like a Native American rap piece by the late wordsmith and First Nations’ artist, John Trudell.”
As for the new three new tunes, Wong and band provide a rich, polyphonic edge to the title track: “We really played with the song’s cool vibes, ‘cuz it’s the best modern pop tune he’s ever written – and it’s very tasty!” Long’s new song to his daughter, “My Love For You,”and the picturesque postcard from “Puerto Vallarta”round out a satisfying set created by Long, Wong and the rest of musicians on this sweet, funky – AND YES, “very tasty” six-song CD.
Slow Night by Larry Long was produced by Cory Wong and mixed by John Fields (Miley Cyrus, Switchfoot, Jonas Brothers, Pink, and Demi Lovato).
Listen now: www.larrylong.bandcamp.com
Slow Night available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Rhapsody, and other e-tailers